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Tessellate

[TESS-ə-leyt]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

Decorate or cover (a surface) with a pattern of repeated shapes, especially polygons, that fit together closely without gaps or overlapping.

Examples of Tessellate in a sentence

"The kitchen floor was tessellated with hexagonal linoleum tiles."

"The artist is known for tessellating mosaics with clay geometric shapes."

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